Louie, Nick, Johan, Jake, Sharlene
Louie Louie is not a revivalist band. On stage they might toss out grooves reminiscent of Little Richard and Chuck Berry, exude the unsympathetic amplitude of The Ramones and Jimi Hendrix, and hit a swing as melodically addictive as Martha and the Vandellas, but defining their sound solely with comparisons to artists long-lamented would be painfully short-sighted. Their raw energy on stage has been described as cacophonous and untoward, a fresh breath of air in a seemingly old package. Creating a space that is both emotionally cathartic as well as danceable, Louie Louie is the contemporary answer to the aging of sounds we love.